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January 28, 2011

Commerzbank: Number of shares increases to 1.34 billion shares after capital measures

The execution of the capital increase by means of a contribution in kind of 118,135,291 shares was registered in the commercial register on January 25, 2011. As previously announced, the new shares, which have been placed with institutional investors, were issued against the contribution of hybrid equity instruments (Trust Preferred Securities) issued by companies of the Commerzbank group.

Subsequently, the German Financial Market Stabilisation Fund (SoFFin) has converted a portion of its silent participations into shares in order to maintain its equity interest ratio in Commerzbank (25% plus one share). This will result in silent participations with a nominal value of approximately EUR 221 million being converted into 39,378,430 shares, using the conditional capital authorized in the 2009 Annual General Meeting of shareholders.

With the execution of both capital measures, the total number of Commerzbank shares has increased to 1,338,866,647 shares.

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About Commerzbank
Commerzbank is the leading bank for private and corporate clients in Germany. With the segments Private Clients, Mittelstandsbank, Corporates & Markets, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Asset Based Finance, the bank offers its customers an attractive product portfolio, and is a strong partner for the export-oriented SME sector in Germany and worldwide. With a total of some 1,200 branches, Commerzbank has the densest network of branches among German private banks. It has above 60 sites in more than 50 countries and serves approximately 14 million private clients as well as 1 million business and corporate clients. In 2009, it posted gross revenues of EUR 10.9 billion with some 63,000 employees.


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